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Preview: The Unstoppable Wasp #4

The Unstoppable Wasp #4

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• G.I.R.L. has just been handed its first major defeat by a new branch of A.I.M., which broke into the lab to steal research, inventions and ideas – and worse yet, left both Wasps and the young scientists in their care battered and bruised.
• With the villains of A.I.M. on the loose, how can Nadia and her team even feel safe in their own lab?
• Nadia is on the case with only one mission in mind: FIX

The Unstoppable Wasp #4

Preview: The Unstoppable Wasp #3

The Unstoppable Wasp #3

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• What happens when the Unstoppable Wasp decides to take a night off with her mentor to enjoy herself? Well, obviously everything falls apart.
• G.I.R.L. is under attack by the forces of A.I.M., and everybody with super-powers or assassin training is out of the lab. What are they after? Who have they hurt? And who are these new you A.I.M. lieutenants? And has Nadia finally met her physical match in the form of a returning fan-favorite female fighter?
• G.I.R.L. is about to have a bad night.

Preview: The Unstoppable Wasp #2

The Unstoppable Wasp #2

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Nadia and Janet made a commitment to each other – once a week, no matter what their schedules are like, they have a girls’ night out!
• But when a founding Avenger and a current Champion hit the town, no matter how cute their outfits are, trouble follows!
• Meanwhile, tensions are high as the rest of G.I.R.L. prepares for their big science expo debut!

Review: The Unstoppable Wasp #1

Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the Unstoppable Wasp, and her team of girl scientists are back! With the backing of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, there’s no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can’t solve! But they’re not the only acronym-toting science organization out there, and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the ladies of Genius In action Research Labs answer the call. But who is A.I.M.’s new super-powered lieutenant, and how do they know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.’s plan have to do with Nadia’s father, Hank Pym?

Due to popular demand, The Unstoppable Wasp is back with writer Jeremy Whitley back at the helm. Though its been months since the last issue, this first issue of the new volume feels like no time has passed at all. The issue is lots of fund as we dive in with Nadia attempting to balance a normal life and her superheroics.

Whitley delivers the loving and great dynamic between Nadia and Jarvis as she practices for her driver test and in that scene alone we are reminded of everything we need to do. Like calling Voltron, each G.I.R.L. member is introduced and done so in a way that gives long time readers an update as to where things stand and enough for new readers to know who they are. And it’s just all fun and cute.

The art by Gurihiru is excellent with a style that’s sort of anime in a way. Not quite sure how to describe it but it feels like a solid continuation of the first volume in both look and coloring. There is some small gags that are missing that we saw in caption boxes in the first volume but there caption boxes here are still used for some humorous additions.

The comic is fun and it feels like not a beat was missed in its absence. The series even continues its excellent interviews at the end with real life female scientists. It’s a fantastic addition that captures the concept of the series. The Unstoppable Wasp fills a massive gap in the Marvel line up and is fantastic in its return. It’s hard to read it and not have a smile on your face by the end.

Story: Jeremy Whitley Art: Gurihiru
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Unstoppable Wasp #1

The Unstoppable Wasp #1

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Gurihiru
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
• Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the UNSTOPPABLE WASP, and her team of girl scientists are back! With the backing of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, there’s no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can’t solve!
• But they’re not the only acronym-toting science organization out there, and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the ladies of Genius In action Research Labs answer the call.
• But who is A.I.M.’s new super-powered lieutenant, and how do they know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.’s plan have to do with Nadia’s father, Hank Pym?

Preview: Marvel Rising Omega #1

Marvel Rising Omega #1

(W) Devin Grayson (A) Georges Duarte, Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Gurihiru
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THE FINAL INSTALLMENT!
Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and their friends are trapped in a world they did not create. And the one person who could free them…is trapped herself. Someone has been pulling Ember Quade’s strings, and even this burgeoning super villain knows when the game’s gone too far. But the last save point is long past – and there’s one final boss ahead. It’s now or never: The heroes must rise.

A First Look at Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School #1

BOOM! Studios and Hasbro have unveiled a first look at Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School #1, a new oversized one-shot special on-sale in September 2018. Award-nominated writer Marguerite Bennett and fan-favorite artists Jim Towe, Derek Charm, Jordan Gibson, Xiao Tong Kong, and Ilaria Catalani present a new look at the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

It’s Spring Break for the Rangers, and the first time since they received their Power Coins that the Rangers will be apart. As they each embark on their own week-long vacation, these teenagers with attitude discover that being a hero doesn’t always mean having to morph!

Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School #1 features a main cover by Dan Mora, along with variant covers by Gurihiru and Jonboy Meyers. It morphs on to shelves September 19th, 2018.

The Wasp Returns this October with Jeremy Whitley Back Writing and Gurihiru on Art

The fan favorite Nadia van Dyne, aka, the Wasp will return to comics this October due to popular demand. The series will see the return of writer Jeremy Whitley with art by Gurihiru. The previous series ran eight issues and was cancelled but due to strong trade sales Nadia returns to her own comic for a brand new volume and more adventures.

Nadia will be teaming up with her Agents of G.I.R.L. as well as her stepmother, Janet van Dyne aka the original Wasp, to uncover a mysterious connection between A.I.M. and Nadia’s father, Hank Pym. The Unstoppable Wasp #1, the first in an ongoing series, will fly into stores on October 3rd.

Big Hero 6 Comes to Comics from IDW Publishing

Debuting on Disney Channel on Saturday June 9Big Hero 6 The Series will usher in new adventures of legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 — Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax — for viewers. To coincide, IDW will be bringing even more excitement to readers in an all-ages comic book series! The fun kicks off this July with the first issue of an ongoing series.

Catching attention with her online comics and zines, burgeoning writer Hannah Blumenreich will lead the new comic series, writing the debut issue with Nicoletta Baldari providing stylish artwork to bring the characters to life. The first issue will also feature covers by Gurihiru and Sophie Campbell.

Look for the action-packed first issue available wherever comic books are sold this July, and don’t miss Big Hero 6 The Series this summer beginning Saturday, June 9th on the Disney Channel.

Review: Marvel Superhero Adventures: Spider-Man and the Stolen Vibranium #1

36C1F446-04C1-4E3E-A102-71E55FAD2BA1From the moment I saw the cover of the all ages comic Marvel Superhero Adventures, I was super excited for my children to read it. They are both massive superhero fans, and let’s face it, it’s an amazing time to be a kid with all of the Marvel and DC properties in movie theaters, cartoons, toys, but what about the comics? Sure, they’ve existed, but are many parents giving their children the comic books these awesome characters come from? And do parents know what comics are safe for their children to read? As a parent who grew up reading comics as a kid, and them still obviously being a big part of my life, I love to share the joy of reading them with my children, but I understand the medium can be a little intimidating, confusing, and foreign if you’re not as familiar with it. I will say with great certainty that this comic is great for kids of all ages.

There are already titles that work well for children, like Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and the numerous Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy series, and even DC’s Super Powers which my son adored. The list goes on and on from TMNT, to other wonderful series included in the BOOM! Box line. Marvel Superhero Adventures and the upcoming Marvel Rising are Marvel seemingly pushing these titles more than they have in the past, and hopefully they catch on and give a gradual stepping stone to the other existing titles as children grow older.

The bulk of the comic drawn by Dario Brizuela is something close to Marvel’s own cartoon Superhero Squad. The characters are short and stocky, but it’s a great style that really works and kids will grab onto immediately. It never feels like the characters aren’t themselves, and the action is fun for kids of all ages. This comic is really like stills from a cartoon, and that seems intentional. The beginning and ending pages are a more classic style featuring Spidey telling the story that exists in the book to a criminal he catches. I think the more cartoon like style works better for this comic, but this is still a cool effect, perhaps bridging this comic to a style comic readers are more used to. Also, the cover by Gurihiru is awesome. It is truly t-shirt or poster worthy.

If you are a parent or a kid at heart, this book will have something for you. The story by Jim McCann is a quick action filled tale of Spidey working with Black Panther in Wakanda fighting Doctor Octopus. It doesn’t really feature too many words that show slow young children down, and if it does, well then it will be fun to read with their parents or have it read to them. I am always encouraging parents to bring comics into their children’s lives, and this is a great way to start, or continue. I have added this to my pull list at my local comic shop for my children, and they are very excited to have it in their hands.

Story: Jim McCann Art: Dario Brizuela Cover: Gurihiru
Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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